Cultivating the Deranged Vote: A Look at a Survey Question From Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:15 am

Millions of dollars being funneled into the work of former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed’s fundie get-out-the-vote operation through his Faith and Freedom Coalition.


TheoCon Shots Across the Bow of the SS Romney

By: Saturday April 14, 2012 9:03 am

The TheoCons have hauled out their cannons to fire warning shots at Mitt Romney. Ralph Reed, Richard Land, Tony Perkins, and a host of others are all pointing to Teh Awesome Power of the Religious Right, and warning Romney not to ignore them or tick them off.

So how will Mitt play this? Bow to their read-between-the-lines demands, or ignore them as whiners who backed a loser? Either way, the TheoCons are not done campaigning against Romney.

Come Saturday Morning: Evil Ralph Reed Projects Like a Multiplex

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 6:45 am

Ralph. For those who don’t remember or weren’t around at the time, Ralph Reed is the guy who said this:

“I want to be invisible. I do guerilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don’t know it’s over until you’re in a body bag. You don’t know until election night.”

The Problem with American Politics, in Two Parts

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 12:00 pm

So to summarize, the current leader of the “left” is a Blue Dog who thinks partisan politics are a quaint relic, while the entire right believes the opposite and desperately wants to nominate the wingnuttiest presidential candidate, ever.

Late Night: One Party, Under the God

By: Friday June 3, 2011 8:00 pm

Like a lot of the other writers here, I’ve had my share of fun taunting the Republican Party over its apparently unsolvable dilemma of precisely who among its cast of prominent narcissists, hucksters, and hacks to nominate for the White House in 2012.

Today, the proverbial rubber (if evangelical readers will forgive my choice of terminology) began to meet the road at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference organized by famed ’90s religio-political grifter Ralph Reed.

President Obama Discusses the Harm to National Security from Covering Up War Crimes Burning Korans

By: Thursday September 9, 2010 8:00 am

The hateful, unchristian charlatan who understands he can become richer and a celebrity by threatening to burn Korans has now received a plea from the President of the United States not to endanger our troops by giving al Qaeda another recruiting tool. Meanwhile Obama insists we make our torture practices state secrets.

Sunday Late Night: Look Who Else “Restored Honor” Alongside Beck & Palin

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 8:01 pm

In case there was any question about the granularity of the honor Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin want to restore, yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial while they besmirched the memory of Martin Luther King Jr on the anniversary of his great speech about his great dream — look no farther than two of Glenn Beck’s [...]

FDL Movie Night: Casino Jack and the United States of Money

By: Monday May 17, 2010 5:00 pm

Sundance hit Casino Jack and the United States of Money is everything a documentary should be: Fast paced, informative and fun. It opens with Jack Abramoff’s quote that no one watches documentaries, suggesting that an action film be made instead, and rockets on from there, beginning with a murder and taking us through the perfidious history of Jack Abramoff, a master of corruption, shady deals and deregulation and the fallout: Human trafficking, environmental disasters, the hornswoggling of Indian tribes for casino profits, and murder.

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